OBJECTIVES OF THE PROGRAMME
The Noncommunicable Diseases Unit provides policy guidance and technical assistance to Member States; develops, implements and monitors multisectoral, integrated, evidence-based, and people-centered policies, strategies and plans; and strengthens the capacity of national-health systems to deliver high-quality, integrated Noncommunicable Diseases (NCD), Mental and Neurologic Disorders Services (MNS) at PHC and all levels of care for Universal Health Care (UHC). These include early diagnosis, screening and treatment of NCDs and risk factors; eye, ear and oral health, and rehabilitation and disability services; promoting and tracking cross-cutting, end-to-end delivery to achieve impact; and support to the building and maintenance of national and regional information systems for NCDs and mental health, neurology, and alcohol and other substance use. The Programme works to facilitate implementation of the NCD Global Action Plan, within the context of the WHO Special Initiatives for NCDs and Mental Health for a multisectoral response to NCDs, MNS disorders and alcohol and substance use, while protecting public health from commercial interests.
PURPOSE OF THE POSITION
Within the context of the UHC/CND/NCD Programme, the purpose of the Technical officer, NCD Projects Management Coordination Officer (P3) is to provide quality assurance and compliant management of the respective NCD programmes under his/her portfolio, consistent with organizational programme management frameworks and standards. The Technical Officer’s guidance ensures timely and qualitative project management, including workplan definition, work coordination, monitoring and evaluation, reporting, administrative, procurement, and financial management processes, activities, and delivery of results. The Technical Officer also cultivates productive working and strategic relationships with national and international partners to facilitate smooth project implementation, advance WHO’s credibility, and generate future joint initiatives.
DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES
The incumbent will be expected to perform the following duties:
• Provide substantive technical advice and management oversight – spanning project management (including, Cost, Time, Quality, and Safety Management), as well as Contract Administration – over all phases of the NCD programme and projects including the HEARTS, Childhood cancer, Cervical cancer, EU-ACP NCD grant implementation, and the Special Initiative on Mental Health, etc.;
• Ensure compliance with quality standards; smooth organization, preparation of annual work plans and budgets, implementation and completion of projects, within the approved budget and time frames to the satisfaction of the donor(s);
• Oversee the strategic and day-to-day project management and implementation activities of project staff related including monitoring and evaluation of overall progress and financial reporting; including updating of all financial records; procurement, financial, human resources, and administrative management; Guide the planning of timely project and programme activities to support workplan implementation, i.e., the design of calls for proposals and other related administrative documents; drafting of Terms of Reference, management and coordination of the work of local and international consultants; monitoring of progress on contracts’ deliverables; providing feedback, consistent with the overall project implementation plan; and evaluation of the outcomes of the project as established during the planning phase
• Guide the planning of timely project and programme activities to support workplan implementation, i.e., the design of calls for proposals and other related administrative documents; drafting of Terms of Reference, management and coordination of the work of local and international consultants; monitoring of progress on contracts’ deliverables; providing feedback, consistent with the overall project implementation plan; and evaluation of the outcomes of the project as established during the planning phase
• Establish a communication schedule to update stakeholders including appropriate staff in the organization on the progress
and reporting of the projects;
• Create and nurture partnerships and networks to support programme and project implementation, generate resources
for future/scaled up phases and new initiatives, and contribute to resource mobilization for the Programme’s work;
• Perform other related responsibilities as assigned, including replacing and backstopping for others as required.
Essential: Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in in Business Administration, computer science, or statistics with specialization in project management.
Desirable: Training, certification, and/or working experience in public health project management.
Essential: A minimum of five years’ experience in project management and coordination.
Desirable: Experience working with or in international and donor organizations managing or overseeing the implementation of participatory projects
• Demonstrated knowledge of project management as applied to global health issues and disease control programmes, particularly in developing countries;
• Excellent organizational, technical, and analytical skills including in administration and financial management, with the ability to multitask and resolve technical issues as related to project management, including in a proactive manner;
• Strong management skills including the ability to provide strategic guidance, technical oversight, build strong teams, develop workplans, and manage budgets and project expenditures;
• Proven IT skills;
• Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to solve and explain technical issues,
• Ability to write in a clear and concise manner.
• Networking with partners at all levels (ministry, donors, private sector, NGOs, and local community-based organizations)
• Ensuring Effective Use of Resources
• Producing Results
• Building and Promoting Partnerships Across the Organization and Beyond
• Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences
Use of Language Skills
Essential: Excellent knowledge of English or French with a good working knowledge of the other.
Desirable: Working knowledge of Portuguese would be an asset.
WHO offers staff in the Professional Category an attractive remuneration package, which for the above position includes an annual net base salary starting at 60,233 US Dollars (subject to mandatory deductions for pension contributions and health insurance, as applicable) and 30 days of annual leave.
• This vacancy notice may be used to fill other similar positions at the same grade level
· Only candidates under serious consideration will be contacted.
· A written test may be used as a form of screening.
· In the event that your candidature is retained for an interview, you will be required to provide, in advance, a scanned copy of the degree(s)/diploma(s)/certificate(s) required for this position. WHO only considers higher educational qualifications obtained from an institution accredited/recognized in the World Higher Education Database (WHED), a list updated by the International Association of Universities (IAU)/United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). The list can be accessed through the link: http://www.whed.net/. Some professional certificates may not appear in the WHED and will require individual review.
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· WHO has a mobility policy which can be found at the following link: http://www.who.int/employment/en/. Candidates appointed to an international post with WHO are subject to mobility and may be assigned to any activity or duty station of the Organization throughout the world.
· Applications from women and from nationals of non and underrepresented Member States are particularly encouraged.
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